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Startup Series – II – Building Your Company

I. INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING COMPANY FOR STARTUPS In the first article of our startup series, we have mentioned crowdfunding, which is a contemporary and interesting topic, and dwelled on the conditions of using crowdfunding as an alternative financing source in your company. For the second article of our series, we want to turn our course back a little bit, to the period when your ideas and your startup are slowly maturing. One of the most important questions in mind during the initial period when there is no legal entity yet when there is just you and perhaps your partner, your opinion and effort are undoubtedly “Will we establish a company?”

Why now is the time for a first-class outsourced switchboard

Where others see obstacles, let us see opportunities. Now we are starting to move back into our offices, we’re all looking for ways to make improvements and savings. Especially with additional measures in place to receive staff and visitors. Here is how outsourcing your switchboard can greatly improve your front of house team. And ultimately, your firm’s operations.

Employers should prepare for long-term changes to the world of work

There are of course many negatives arising from the crisis presented by COVID-19. However, there could be real benefits for businesses and their staff if we take some of the opportunities that have been presented and do not just look to revert to the old ways of doing things.


Norton Rose senior assistant takes on GCC arbitration role

A Norton Rose lawyer is the first English solicitor to be appointed as an arbitrator in the Middle East’s leading arbitration centre, the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) It coincides with the appointment of Norton Rose commercial litigator Charles Evans as the draftsman of Bahrain’s anti-terrorism laws, which currently do not comply with UN and Financial […]

Fladgate pulls out Formula 1 victory

In a landmark judgment, common law was applied for the first time in an exploitation of identities case because of a vacuum in related UK legislation.Fladgate Fielder litigation partner Mark Buckley applied the common law of passing off to defend Formula 1 racing driver Eddie Irvine.Talksport, formerly Talk Radio, had altered a photograph of Irvine […]

CC heads towards Italian showdown

Grimaldi in last-ditch talks with London as crisis looms over leadership structure Clifford Chance is facing a walkout by Italian senior partner Vittorio Grimaldi and at least three other partners over a row about the management structure of Grimaldi e Associati Clifford Chance.Grimaldi, who is close to current chief executive officer Michael Bray, is threatening […]

CC Pünder’s joint China head quits

Clifford Chance Pünder is losing the co-head of its global China practice following a dispute over the firm’s strategy in Asia Sabine Stricker-Kellerer will leave the firm’s Munich office at the beginning of May, although it is still unclear where she is going.Stricker-Kellerer comes from the Pünder side of the firm and her decision to […]

Master builder

Minter Ellison managing partner Phil Clark has taken not one but two Australian firms from relative obscurity to international stardom. Nicole Maley talks to ‘the man who made Mallesons’ Talking to Phil Clark is like spending a day in the company of a Mensa-rated boy child. His enthusiasm and energy are boundless and his knowledge […]

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